O.C.T. GT LEAD

LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ACADEMIC DISCOVERIES

GT LEAD...HERE WE GO!

Mini GT Classes will start the week of September 5th-8th! During this time they are welcome to continue to bring their BLAZING A TRAIL summer picture with description. Remember this is an optional activity. They may also bring their designated class supply at that time. I am so looking forward to working with your children.


For this week only, I will see your child on the following days:


1st--Thursday

2nd--Wednesday

3rd--Tuesday

4th--Wednesday

5th--Tuesday/Wednesday (Groups A & B)


Thank you for your patience, as I am completing testing of new students, as well as with it being Labor Day Week.

WELCOME BACK!

Below is the Welcome Back email that I sent to GT Parents in August.


Principal Young is leading us this year with a new theme, which is “Education Taylor-ed to U!” We will be focusing on ways to tailor education to each individual student, especially with our implementation of Future Explorations! As a result, our new Twitter hashtag for this year is #OCT4U. She also shared this quote:


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


As you have have spent time EXPLORING with your families, whether it be a stay-cation or traveling in the US or abroad, I would like for you to sit down with your child and pick a favorite moment to share with GT LEAD. Think about where you BLAZED A TRAIL this summer and what that meant to you.


For example, my family went to Costa Rica, and we BLAZED A TRAIL through the rainforest zip-lining together. This was a great moment for me because I had never zip-lined before, and I was able to see the rain forest from a whole other perspective. Once your child picks a photo to share, please have your child write his/her FIRST NAME ONLY, location/activity he/she is doing, and why this memory was chosen. Please look at my example below:


Kathy--5th Grade

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

My family went to Costa Rica, and we BLAZED A TRAIL through the rainforest zip-lining together. This was a great moment for me because I had never zip-lined before, and I was able to see the rain forest from a whole other perspective. I would give this 5 out of 5 Tiger Paws!


This activity is TOTALLY OPTIONAL. I thought it would help us transition into brainstorming topics for us to EXPLORE this year.


Your children can bring these the first two weeks of school. I will be hanging these in the hallway as they come to me.


I am so looking forward to working with your children! Thank you for letting me be a part of their world.

GT Curriculum Night - Grades 1st-5th

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Learning Commons (Library)

5:00 p.m.


If you cannot make it, information will be posted on my GCISD webpage.

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OCT SAGE Campus Representative - Betsy Dotson

News from Betsy


SAGE Family Social


Meet up with SAGE and your GT friends at Dave & Buster's on Sept. 10


You are invited to celebrate the start of school at the SAGE Family Fun Night at Dave & Buster’s!


Bring the family for games, food and socializing in SAGE’s private dining room on Sunday, September 10, between 5 and 8 p.m.


Buy a pre-paid Power Card and be ready to play:


SAGE is selling pre-paid Power Cards as a fundraiser. You use these cards instead of cash to play games. The cards do not expire, so you can buy a bunch and save them for later — and they make great gifts! ​


How to pre-purchase Power Cards:


Click here and use PayPal to pre-purchase Power Cards in increments of $20. Purchase as many as you like. You will pick up your Power Cards that evening in SAGE’s private dining room the evening of the social. Or, if you can't make the social, we can mail them to you.

Bonus: Your dining purchases that evening will benefit SAGE. Dave & Buster’s will give us back 10% of your food purchases. Click here to get the flyer to show the cashier when you order.

SAGE will see you soon at Dave & Buster's!

A Word from Mrs. Griffin sent home August 24th in Take-Home Folders

WELCOME BACK to GT LEAD!

Learning Experiences for Academic Discoveries


I am so looking forward to working with your amazing children this year!

Classes will begin the week of September 5th, and all grades will be seen on a mini-GT schedule due to Labor Day.


After Labor Day, your child will go to GT LEAD on the following day(s):


1st Grade – Monday

2nd Grade – Wednesday /Thursday

3rd Grade – Monday /Tuesday

4th Grade - Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

5th Grade – Group A Monday/Tuesday

Group B Wednesday /Thursday


Please send the following supplies with your child if possible:



1st Grade

  • A box of Kleenex/tissue



4th Grade:

  • Girls-A pkg. of sticky notes

  • Boys-A pkg. of notebook paper



2nd Grade:

  • A pkg. of sharpened # 2 pencils


5th Grade:

  • One favorite craft item to add to our community box of problem solving items/product tools (i.e. yarn, rhinestones, twine, cotton balls, foil wrap, beads, tissue paper, paper plates, spoons, --the possibilities are endless ☺)



3rd Grade:

  • A pkg. of #2 sharpened pencils



The supplies will be shared by all GT LEAD students.



SAVE THE DATE!

GT LEAD Curriculum Night will be Thursday, Sept. 7th at 5:00 p.m. in the OCT Library.


If you have not received a group email from me in August, please email me at kathy.griffin@gcisd.net to be added to the appropriate grade level GT email list.